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Taking legal views on voluntary use of Aadhaar: UIDAI's Ajay Bhushan Pandey

The SC judgment has clearly held that Aadhaar is constitutional and it does not tend to create a surveillance infrastructure, says UIDAI CEO

GSTN chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey
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GSTN chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey

Kiran Rathee
A day after the Supreme Court verdict, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was seeking legal opinion on whether authentication could be done for those who voluntarily gave their Aadhaar numbers to firms. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of UIDAI, spoke to Kiran Rathee about the way forward and how the verdict would impact the Authority. Edited excerpts: 

Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court. How will the UIDAI address deletion of data and how much time and cost will it involve?

The Supreme Court's majority judgment held a part of Section 57

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First Published: Sep 28 2018 | 5:31 AM IST

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